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Pit bull gravely wounded after attacking LAPD officer

Los Angeles police respond to the scene of an officer-involved shooting on the 10000 block of South Grape Street in the Watts area Saturday, March 29, 2014.
March 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A bystander is expected to be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after one of his two dogs attacked an officer during a traffic stop in Watts Saturday.

The officer shot the pit bull after the dog bit her while she ticketed a bicyclist on the 10000 block of South Grape Street at 5:43 p.m.

The pit bull's owner was arrested for allegedly urging his two dogs to attack the officer following a minor confrontation. One of the pit bulls latched onto her upper thigh before it was shot.

The dog was gravely wounded and is not expected to survive.

The suspect was not the person being ticketed.

The officer was taken to a local hospital. She was treated and released.

CNS contributed to this report.


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